24 October 2019 to 27 October 2019

All accessibility details which are provided online are collected based on the information received from the venues' staff and their websites. If you need more information, please get in touch with venues directly or with Nenad Antolović, from Rijeka 2020 European Capital of Culture, our local partner  ([email protected]).

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Pre-Meeting 

The pre-meeting trip to Istria is not wheelchair accessible for the route is only composed of small cities with a lot of stairs as well as small and rocky streets.
 

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Reaching Rijeka

The most convenient means of travel in Croatia is the coach, however, coaches in Croatia operated by Arriva are not wheelchair accessible. Locals and drivers are always ready to help, but this means that wheelchair users might not have the autonomy that they are used to.

Flixbus company also operates through Croatia. People with disability and/or persons with reduced mobility can use the same travel opportunities offered by Flixbus as other citizens. Also, they are entitled to special assistance provided by the company. Disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility shall notify the carrier of their special needs for assistance at least 36 hours in advance and arrive at the agreed time prior to departure (maximum 60 minutes in advance) at the designated location of the bus station. It is desirable that wheelchair users fill out a Request for travel in a wheelchair

It is also possible to take the train, but the trip is considerably longer, and direct trains are not always available. If you wish to book a train journey, you will have to contact the railway company at least 48 hours before your trip. Assistance with boarding the train will be provided. Please find more information here.

The bus and train stations in Rijeka, Zagreb and Zadar are wheelchair-accessible.

Public toilets at bus stations, train stations, airports and other public spaces are usually wheelchair accessible.

Alternatively, participants with reduced mobility can also book a private transfer from any of the airports to their accommodation in Rijeka. Some companies such as airportcollections.com offer wheelchair accessible vehicles. Also, Pleso Prijevoz, a coach company that provides transfer from Zagreb airport and back, offers assistance for disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility ( their buses are also wheelchair accessible). 

All announcements in railway and bus stations are only in Croatian.

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In the city

Rijeka can be a challenging city to get around in for people with reduced mobility, since cobblestone streets are quite common.
Nevertheless, most pavements at pedestrian crossings in the city centre are adapted to the circulation of persons in wheelchairs.

Fifty road intersections acoustic signals have been installed around the city centre for people with visual impairments.

Guide dogs are permitted inside buildings and on public transport vehicles.

Taxi suggestions

Taxi company “Taxi Opatija Lovran” offers wheelchair accessible transfer solutions in Rijeka. They also offer various transfer options to and from airports (Zagreb, Ljubljana, Trieste, Venice…). The price of airport transfer is around € 200-250 (depending on location) and the contact person is Mr. Miroslav Dobrnjac (+38598215213). 

TravAbled is a tourist agency that supports accessibility and tries to improve travel possibilities for people with disabilities. You can find more information about the agency on the website - contact person is Mr. Siniša Kekić, [email protected], +385921077796.

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Accommodation

Accommodation options for guests with reduced mobility are limited in Rijeka. Here are the two hotel options which are closest to the meeting venues.

Hotel Bonavia Plava laguna
Dolac 4, 51000 Rijeka
1 km from Hrvatski Kulturni Dom and 190 m from Palach.

Hotel Jadran 
Strossmayerova 1, 51000 Rijeka
1,3 fm from Hrvatski Kulturni Dom and 2,4 km from Palach.

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Restaurants

All our restaurant recommendations are wheelchair accessible.

Konoba Nebuloza

Titov trg 3
+38551374501
(350 m from HKD / 1 km from the Late night meeting point / 800 m from hotel Bonavia).
Season foods of the region, daily fresh fish and seafood dishes, meat dishes and local specialties.
Price: affordable

Pivnica Cont

Šetalište Andrije Kačića Miošića 1
+38551282374
(350 m from HKD / 900 m from the Late night meeting point / 750 m from Hotel Bonavia)
Local cuisine, Pizza, European, Deli, Pub
Price: affordable

Maslina Na Zelenom Trgu

Koblerov trg
+38551563563
(800 m from HKD / 400 m  from the Late night meeting point /  300 m from Hotel Bonavia)
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Central European + special diets (vegetarian, vegan options, gluten free options).
Price: affordable

Gardens

Riva 6
+38551311026, [email protected] 
(1 km from HKD / 400 m from the Late night meeting point / 250 m from hotel Bonavia).
Charcoal barbecue, seafood, traditional and Mediterranean, live music on weekends.
Price: affordable

Molo Longo

Riječki lukobran
+38551301917
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Central European
Price: affordable

Bistro Mornar

Ulica Riva Boduli 5A
+38551312222
(1 km from HKD / 550 m from the Late night meeting point / 450 m from Hotel Bonavia)
Open kitchen type, food market liveliness, Mediterranean essence, homemade cuisine, sophisticated vintage interior, preserved tradition
Price: affordable

Central Market

An amazing way to get a feel for Rijeka’s local culture. The market can get very busy, but the area is flat and the pathways are wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs. An accessible public toilet can be found near Bistro Mornar.

There are also a lot of other restaurants close to the city market (Restaurant Placa 051, Restaurant Molo Longo (with the accessible toilet in the entrance and an elevator), Konoba Fiume, Konoba Na Kantunu and Rica caffe bar with gluten free products and meals). 

Near Bistro Mornar (and other proposed restaurants near the city market) there is a modern automatic public restroom. 

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Main meeting venues

HKD (Hrvatski Kulturni Dom na Sušaku / Croatian Cultural Centre)

Ul. Strossmayerova 1, 51000, Rijeka, Croatia

IETM Rijeka spaces at Croatian Cultural Centre include:

  • Lobby
  • Auditorium
  • Kortil gallery

Artistic Performance Spaces at Croatian Cultural Centre include:

  • Auditorium

The building is wheelchair accessible with level access through manual double doors and stairlift access to the first floor. The doors open onto a level asphalted street with level asphalted sidewalks. The IETM Rijeka spaces are located on the ground and first floors. There is one accessible toilet with a manual door, available on the first floor.

Find out more about the Croatian Cultural Centre’s accessibility by contacting the venue on [email protected].

RiHub

Ul. Ivana Grohovca 1/a, 51000, Rijeka, Croatia

The IETM Rijeka spaces at RiHub include:

  • Classroom
  • Co-working space

The building is wheelchair accessible with level access through manual double doors. The doors open onto a level asphalted street with level asphalted sidewalks. The IETM Rijeka spaces are located on the ground floor. There are two accessible toilets inside with manual doors on the ground floor. Find out more about RiHub’s accessibility by contacting the venue on [email protected].

Hotel Neboder

Ul. Strossmayerova 1, 51000, Rijeka, Croatia

The IETM Rijeka space at Hotel Neboder is:

  • Reception room

The building is wheelchair accessible through the Croatian Cultural Centre’s first floor with level access through the manual double doors and stairlift access to every floor. There is one wheelchair accessible toilet inside with a manual door located on the first floor of the Croatian Cultural Centre.

Udruga Delta 5

Delta 5, 51000, Rijeka, Croatia

IETM Rijeka space at Udruga Delta 5 is:

  • Delta Lab (third floor)

This building is not wheelchair accessible. There will be assistance for participants with reduced mobility visiting this location (people and mechanical assistance - caterpillar stairlift). A toilet for wheelchair users will be located outside of the building.

Palach (Late night meeting point)

Kružna ul. 8, 51000, Rijeka, Croatia

The building is wheelchair accessible with ramp access through manual double doors. The doors open onto a level asphalted street.There is no wheelchair accessible toilet inside. Wheelchair accessible portable toilets are available outside. To ensure a good relations with the neighbours, IETM Rijeka participants are encouraged to use the smoking room inside the building and avoid making noise outside.

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Artistic programme venues

HKD (Hrvatski Kulturni Dom na Sušaku / Croatian Cultural Centre)

Ul. Strossmayerova 1, 51000, Rijeka, Croatia

The building is wheelchair accessible with level access through manual double doors and stairlift access to the first floor. The doors open onto a level asphalted street with level asphalted sidewalks.There is one accessible toilet inside with a manual door. Wheelchair accessible toilets is available on the first floor. Find out more about the Croatian Cultural Centre’s accessibility by contacting the venue on [email protected].

Hrvatsko narodno kazalište Ivana pl. Zajca Rijeka (Croatian National Theatre)

Uljarska ul. 1, 51000, Rijeka, Croatia

The building is wheelchair accessible with ramp access through manual double doors. The doors open onto a level paved square. 

Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair accessible toilets inside the theatre. The closest wheelchair accessible toilet is on Riva Boduli Street.

Filodrammatica

Korzo 28, 51000, Rijeka, Croatia

The IETM Rijeka space at Filodrammatica is:

  • Theatre (first floor)

This building is not wheelchair accessible.

Zajc Lab and gallery at Udruga Delta 5

Delta 5, 51000, Rijeka, Croatia

The IETM Rijeka artistic programme spaces at Udruga Delta 5 include: 

  • The gallery - (first floor)
  • The Zajc Lab - (second floor)

This building is not wheelchair accessible. There will be assistance for people with reduced mobility visiting this location (people and mechanical assistance - caterpillar stairlift). A wheelchair accessible toilet will be located outside of the building.

Kozala Local Board building

Volčićev trg 2, 51000, Rijeka, Croatia

This building is not wheelchair accessible and will only be used twice for the same performance. There will be assistance for people with reduced mobility visiting this location (people and mechanical assistance). 

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At the meeting

We collect your access requirements when you create your account and register for the meeting.

As we have budget restrictions and are dependent on the local infrastructure, we cannot always guarantee that the conditions will be the same from one meeting to another. Nevertheless, for this meeting we are able to:

  • Offer a free registration to your support worker;
  • Send you a large print version of the programme;
  • Provide speech to text captions for 24 hours of the conference programme (please see below the list of sessions which will be captioned);
  • Ensure that all the venues of the working programme are wheelchair accessible.

Sessions accompanied by the speech-to-text captions, in chronological order:

24 OCTOBER 2019
13:00 to 13:45 - Artistic programme unveiled
15:00 to 15:45 - Newsround
16:00 to 17:30 - Opening keynote speech: Anti-production

25 OCTOBER 2019
10:00 to 10:15 - IETM info cell
10:15 to 11:00 - Talk of the Day: For democratic cultural policies
14:00 to 14:45 - Newsround
17:15 to 18:30 - Talks and listens

26 OCTOBER 2019
10:00 to 10:15 - IETM info cell
10:15 to 11:00 - Talk of the Day: Cultural polis and the haunting spirit of the non-audience
14:00 to 14:45 - Newsround
17:15 to 18:30 - Talks and listens

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at the meeting, you are welcome to come and find us at the info desk, which will be located in the Croatian Cultural Centre and open from 11:00 to 18:00 on Thursday 24 October and from 09:00 to 18:00 on Friday 25 October and Saturday 26 October.

© János Korom Dr.

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